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The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives

Suzanne Nalbantian, Paul M. Matthews, and James L. McClelland


This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of human memory, with contributions from both neuroscientists and humanists. Linking the neuroscientific study of memory to the investigation of memory in the humanities, it connects the latest findings in memory research with insights from philosophy, literature, theater, art, music, and film. Chapters from the scientific perspective discuss both fundamental concepts and ongoing debates from genetic and epigenetic approaches, functional neuroimaging, connectionist modeling, dream analysis, and neurocognitive studies. The huma ... More

Keywords: human memory, functional neuroimaging, connectionist modeling, dream analysis, neurocognitive studies, modernist authors, organization of memory, visual art, Memento, Hamlet

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014571
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014571.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Nalbantian, editor

Paul M. Matthews, editor

James L. McClelland, editor

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Suzanne Nalbantian

IScientific Foundations

4Memory in Sleep and Dreams

Robert Stickgold

IIScientific Phenomena and Functioning

5 The Mnemonic Brain

Paul M. Matthews

6Memory as a Constructive Process

James L. McClelland

7 Emotional Memory Processing: Synaptic Connectivity

Joseph E. LeDoux, and Valérie Doyère

IIICrossroads to the Humanities

IVLiterary Data for Memory Studies

14Memory in the Literary Memoir

Jr. John Burt Foster

15 Memory in Theater

Attilio Favorini

VManifestations in the Arts

16Memory in Art

David Freedberg

17Memory in Musical Form

David Michael Hertz

18 Neurocognitive Approaches to Memory in Music

Barbara Tillmann, Isabelle Peretz, and Séverine Samson